National Volunteer Week End Hunger Challenge

Liz PearceEvents, Updates, Zero Hunger

In April 2023, in alignment with National Volunteer Week (April 16-22) and Global Youth Service Day (April 28-30), the Congressional Hunger Center is launching a five-day online End Hunger Challenge to promote awareness of food insecurity and the steps that volunteers can take to reduce rates of hunger. The National Volunteer Week End Hunger Challenge offers informative content on the scope, scale, and root causes of hunger in the U.S., a selection of real-time solutions from across the country, and suggested actions for volunteers of all ages.

The course is open to the public and provided free of charge. Participants who register will receive a daily email with links to infographics, short videos, podcasts, and research from industry experts. In addition, participants will have access to interactive websites that allow users to explore local data and more fully understand the complexity of food insecurity through online simulations. A lively discussion forum and suggested volunteer actions are included each day as well.

Registration is open now, and individuals can sign up here or use our contact form for additional information. The National Volunteer Week End Hunger Challenge will kick off on April 16, 2023.

Organizations are invited to join as a group to boost their network’s hunger-fighting potential. Interested in more information? Please contact Liz Pearce, [email protected] for instructions on signing up as a group or individual.

About the Authors

Liz joined The Congressional Hunger Center in 2022 and serves as the Partnership and Outreach Manager. She focuses on building new partnerships and leveraging networks to amplify the Zero Hunger Academy as well as promoting the Hunger Center's End Hunger in 30 Challenge and public engagement campaigns. She coordinates sales and service processes to ensure satisfaction of partner organizations. Prior to joining the Hunger Center, Liz served as director of the St. Thomas’ Food Pantry in Richmond, Virginia, and she served as Agency Liaison on the board of central Virginia’s food bank, Feed More. Her career experience includes nonprofit leadership in adult learning and parenting education, special education and foster care. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a master’s degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. She enjoys travel, and you can often find her hiking in state parks and attending concerts on the weekends.

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